Red Golden Retriever Puppies For Sale

Red Golden Retriever puppies are still a natural variation of the standard Golden Retriever breed, just with a less common dark and/or red coat.

If you’re looking for the perfect Red Golden Retriever puppies for sale, look no further!

About Red Golden Golden Retrievers

  • Dog Group: Sporting– meaning, they are especially trainable and good natured. 
  • Size: 20-23 inches tall and 55-75 lbs– so essentially a very large Teddy bear.
  • Lifespan: 10-13 of the best years of your life!
  • Energy Level: Very Active
  • Coat: Layered, shorter than normal, and soft..
  • Shedding: Moderate. Just brush once a week!
  • Hypoallergenic: Unfortunately, Red Goldens are not hypoallergenic.
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    Female April 2, 2024
    One or both of this puppy's parents have undergone genetic testing.
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What is a Red Golden Retriever?

The Red Golden Retriever, also called Red Retrievers are variations of the traditional Goldens we all know and love. While Red Golden Retrievers can grow as big as a normal golden retriever, they are often smaller than most normal golden retrievers.

The size difference doesn’t make them any less lovable, they are still as gentle, friendly, and goofy as regular golden retrievers.

Red Golden Retrievers are very similar to Golden Retrievers in many ways. The main difference besides their coat color is their energy levels. Red Retrievers were bred to aid in hunting birds and are known to be more athletic than standard Goldens. They need to be exercised more often to get all of their energy out.

Why Buy a Red Golden Retriever Puppy from My Golden Retriever Puppies

Here at My Golden Retriever Puppies, we are a small, interconnected network of local breeders who care about our animals, and we are NOT a puppy mill. 

We stand by our pups, which is why we work alongside licensed veterinarians to ensure that our puppies are healthy and always up to date on their deworming and vaccination protocols. We also offer a 2-year genetic health guarantee on all of our puppies. 

That way, you can rest easy knowing your puppy is healthy and free from genetic defects and congenital diseases.

Our mission is dedicated to connecting healthy, beautiful puppies with their forever families. 

Red Golden Retriever Temperament

It’s easy to see why Red Golden Retrievers make lovely pets. Why? Because their temperament is friendly, energetic, and patient. These pups are known for being loyal, intelligent, and devoted. Due to their higher energy levels (they were bred to hunt after all), they do best with active families where they can get a lot of attention and are great with children.

One thing to keep in mind due to their hunting origins, if they aren’t able to express all their energy properly, they might give in to their oral fixations (they like to use their mouth, aka they might be “mouthy”). Luckily Red Retrievers and Goldens alike are known for their soft mouths since they were bred to hunt birds. Their bites are typically playful and don’t hurt at all.

History of Red Golden Retrievers

Let’s start with a fun fact: Red Golden Retrievers, featuring a dark red hue in their coat, are believed to be a mix of a Golden Retriever and an Irish Settler, both breeds renowned for their distinguished bloodline.

The original Goldens came to be as a result of cross-breeding between various different breeds (including: Water Spaniels, Yellow Retrievers, Irish Settlers, and Bloodhounds) over several generations.  It’s unknown exactly when the Red Retriever mix joined the Golden family, but some believe mixing the temperament of a Golden and the color of a red settler make a wonderful dog.

In other words, all Golden Retriever subtypes (including the English Cream Golden Retriever subtype), are members of the same family, or breed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Red Golden Retriever Puppies

How much does a Red Golden Retriever cost?

In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from $800 to $3,000 for a Golden Retriever puppy–depending on the quality of the breeder; and while that may seem like a large range, there are reasons for that. 

Cheaper doesn’t mean better, or even comparable. In fact, cheaper puppies are more likely to come from puppy mills or low quality breeders, where they aren’t adequately cared for, and are oftentimes sold to families without having received proper veterinary care and checkups beforehand. 

Oftentimes, cheaper golden retriever puppies can ultimately cost you a LOT more money in the long run because they are more likely to have health issues.

Here at My Golden Retriever Puppies, our adorable adoptees (including our Red Goldens) typically range from $1,200 and $2,600; even though our price points may be higher than some others, our price truly reflects the quality and care that is taken of our puppies. 

Are Red Goldens more expensive?

Because of their elegant red coats and rarity, Red Goldens can be more expensive than certain other subtypes of Golden Retriever. If you’re curious to see if a Red Retriever is the right choice for you, take a minute to browse our list of adorable Golden Retriever pups available for adoption!

What is the difference between a Red Golden Retriever and Golden Retriever?

A Red Golden Retriever is a natural variation of the Golden Retriever. Both are very similar in temperament, friendliness, socialness, health, and looks. They differ most in coat color, size, and energy. They are typically the smallest puppies of the litter and are more athletic meaning more energy to burn!

How big is a full-grown Red Golden Retriever?

The weight range for these sweet pups can be from 60-75 pounds for full-grown males, and 50-65 pounds for full-grown females. Additionally, these babies tend to stand at about 20-24 inches tall, with males being on the taller end of the spectrum. Can you say, “life-size Teddy bear”?

Do Red Goldens shed?

Yes, all types and variations of Golden Retrievers shed, and this is entirely normal for the breed. However, it is worth noting that because the Red Goldens often have a coat that is slightly shorter than typical Goldens, some owners claim they shed less overall. They may only need a few brushing sessions per month but hey, that’s what lint rollers are for, right? Problem solved!

Are Red Golden Retrievers aggressive?

The good news is– no, Red Golden Retrievers are not aggressive dogs by nature even with their higher energy levels. They still have the same sweet, calm, and lovable disposition which makes them a fantastic addition to any family to give plenty of attention to everyone (including yours).

Are Red Goldens more calm?

Usually not, when compared to other subtypes of Golden Retrievers. While Red Golden Retrievers are much alike to Golden Retrievers with their high patience levels, they are known to have more energy. However, in our experience, your individual puppy’s temperament will be the main factor in how calm your new golden retriever puppy will be.

Are Red Golden Retrievers Rare?

The gene that gives Red Goldens its elegant color is a recessive natural variation, which means it’s relatively rare to get a Red Golden Retriever in a litter of puppies. The gene manifests relatively rarely compared to other colors. 

Galen has been connecting quality Golden Retriever breeders with loving families since 2012 and is the founder of My Golden Retriever Puppies. He and his wife have four children and love spending time together, traveling (lived oversees for 4 years), enjoying the outdoors and connecting Golden families.